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    Reporter: Rove Was First Source On CIA Leak

    Reporter: Rove was first source on CIA leak
    Time magazine's Cooper says woman's name was not disclosed

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8605680/



    (Gold9472: Just so you know, the fact that her name was never mentioned is not the point. The fact that he addressed her as Joe Wilson's wife means that anyone can find out who she is by doing a simple search on Google. What's important is that he referred to her as a CIA Operative. That information is NOT readily available on the web.)

    Updated: 11:52 a.m. ET July 17, 2005

    WASHINGTON - White House political aide Karl Rove was the first person to tell a Time magazine reporter that the wife of a prominent critic of the Bush administration's Iraq policy was a CIA officer, the reporter said in an article Sunday.

    Time correspondent Matthew Cooper said he told a grand jury last week that Rove told him the woman worked at the "agency," or CIA, on weapons of mass destruction issues, and ended the call by saying "I've already said too much."

    He said Rove did not disclose the woman's name, Valerie Plame, but told him information would be declassified that would cast doubt on the credibility of her husband, former diplomat Joseph Wilson, who had charged the Bush administration with exaggerating the threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction programs in making its case for war.

    "So did Rove leak Plame's name to me, or tell me she was covert? No. Was it through my conversation with Rove that I learned for the first time that Wilson's wife worked at the CIA and may have been responsible for sending him? Yes. Did Rove say that she worked at the 'agency' on 'WMD'? Yes," Cooper wrote in Time's current edition.

    "When he said things would be declassified soon, was that itself impermissible? I don't know. Is any of this a crime? Beats me," Cooper wrote.

    He also wrote that he was not certain what Rove meant by commenting he had already said too much.

    A top Cheney aide was also among the sources, the Cooper said Sunday.

    Earlier denials
    Until last week, the White House had insisted for nearly two years that vice presidential chief of staff Lewis Libby and Rove were not involved in the leaks.

    Cooper said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he spoke to Libby after first learning about Wilson's wife from Rove.

    Republicans are responding to the revelations about Rove's role in the leak by saying that the deputy White House chief of staff first heard about Wilson's wife from a reporter.

    The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ken Mehlman, told NBC that the disclosure about getting the information from a reporter vindicates Rove and that Democrats who have called for Rove's dismissal should apologize.

    But John Podesta, former White House chief of staff in the Clinton administration, said the White House's assurance in 2003 that Rove was not involved in the leak "was a lie." Rove's credibility "is in shreds," said Podesta, who appeared with Mehlman.

    Wilson was the top U.S. diplomat in Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.

    The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.
    No One Knows Everything. Only Together May We Find The Truth JG


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    AHAHAHAHAHHAHA... saying, "I've already said too much" to a reporter is like saying, "This is something you're going to want to write about".
    No One Knows Everything. Only Together May We Find The Truth JG


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